Saturday, June 09, 2007

The dog park

Last weekend I took Clancy to the dog water park. He is a water dog after all and I thought he might enjoy the water.....
Well, his ancestors were probably rolling over in their graves as he WOULD NOT go deeper than his knees....I was a bit embarrassed, to tell the truth...
So, we decided to go back this weekend on the off chance he might just like it this time...
My friend and I finally pushed him in over his head and VOILA! he is a Labrador after all!!!!! I was so proud of him.....I really need to get a life!!He fetched, the ball, sticks, other dogs....he was nondiscriminatory about what he was fetching....he had a BLAST!

After they swim, we take a walk around the dog park so they can dry off a little. All the dogs there sorta run in a pack and hang out....well....Clancy kinda likes to be top dog....we had a few times we had to remind him of his manners...but we left the dog park in disgrace anyway.....

He managed to run full tilt into a lady that appeared to be recovering from a stroke or something. Her big 90 lb German Shepard mix was chasing Clancy and Clancy ran right through her legs and down she went....not once but twice before I could catch him...thankfully I still had his leash on him but I couldn't believe he wouldn't stop---well, I can believe it I just don't want too!

Talk about embarrassing!!! Well, it will be a few more obedience lessons off leash before I will want to try that again.......and, yet....he had sooooo much fun.

The story of trying to be a responsible dog owner. I shudder to think what he would be like with someone less forceful than I!!

6 comments:

WDM Mommy said...

that is really but i hope she was ok :)

Neva said...

She was fine, just shook up but at a dog park with a cane??? Even if Clancy hadn't been there some other dog could've easliy flattened her.....oh well.....

Liz said...

Clancey must have a beagle ancestor. I told this story to my dogs and they were rooting for Clancey. I guess it's dog humor, afterall, they think old Jerry Lewis movies are hilarious.

Liz said...

Oops, I misspelled his name. So sorry.

Neva said...

He won't care....maybe he'll understand it more if I add the "E"..LOL

Liz said...

Ah, a classic power struggle. Don't give in Neva. Be strong!